London’s West-End by Bob Hyde
These photographs were taken by Bob Hyde who was always taking photos and never without a camera. He studied and then taught at St. Martin’s – perhaps where he was when these were taken. From the mid-sixties until his death he was a senior lecturer at Wimbledon School of Art and lecturer at the Royal College of Art where he helped establish the Environmental Media Degree with Sir Hugh Casson. In 1966 he devised and directed a ballet for ITV involving two dancers and projected images. 1969 he designed Play Orbit, an exhibition organised jointly by the ICA
and the Welsh Arts Council for the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales.
This exhibition invited one hundred British artists to create a toy or game.
The photos lay undiscovered in a box for years.
Photos courtesy of Shima Banks